Opie's First Love (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Opie's First Love

  • Filmed: 220
  • Aired: 220
  • Original Air Date: 1967/09/11
  • Writer(s): Douglas Tibbles
  • Director: Lee Phillips

Plot Summary

Arnold throws a swinging, "stag or drag" thirteenth birthday party, and Opie goes from "drag" to "stag" when Mary Alice Carter cancels her date with him after accepting the invitation of cool guy Fred Simpson. Opie is dejected and decides not to go, but takes Andy's advice and goes alone with the intention of having the best time ever. Mary Alice, who gets dumped by Fred, sees Opie having fun and apologizes for standing him up.

We then see Opie and Mary Alice on the front porch together, waiting for Andy to pick them up in the squad car. Helen is with Andy and after Opie and Mary Alice get in the car, Opie proceeds to tell his Pa to take them to the Diner...his treat.

Odd Facts Known by Few

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • George Lindsey - Goober Pyle
  • Sheldon Collins - Arnold Bailey
  • Aneta Corsaut - Helen Crump
  • Suzanne Cupito - Mary Alice Carter
  • Joy Ellison - Iris
  • Owen Bush - Clothier
  • David Alan Bailey - Fred Simpson
  • Kevin Tate - George